— Mayor Chris Bzdok: NO
Bzdok said Light & Power does a "really good job" with operations, but often bungles its public relations efforts. He believes the Light & Power board needs independence to make good decisions.
Jody Bergman: NO
Bergman is concerned the commission wouldn't have nearly enough time to run Light & Power. She also worries that long-term energy planning could be hampered because the commission constantly changes.
Barbara Budros: YES
Budros believes Light & Power lost touch with the public and needs more oversight. Commissioners would be able to make sound decisions because Light & Power's staff and board would remain intact to advise them, she said.
Jim Carruthers: YES
Carruthers said Light & Power's staff and board would continue to do most of the work, but the commission would have "more oversight" than it does now.
Mike Gillman: NO
Gillman believes the system is complex enough to require its own separate board, though he's "dismayed" at Light & Power's public relations efforts.
Mary Ann Moore: NO
Moore said Light & Power does a "very good job" with its operations, but is "very naive" when it comes to politics. She wants to leave the utility the way it is.
Ralph Soffredine: NO
Soffredine thinks commission control "doesn't make good sense." The Light & Power board was split off for a reason, he said, in part because the commission doesn't have the expertise or time to handle utility operations.